Day: February 7, 2020

Black unemployment was 6.0 percent in January

Nonfarm businesses added a better than expected 225,000 jobs in January, but the black unemployment rate rose although some businesses were scrambling for workers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning. The jobless rate for African Americans was 6.0 percent, compared to 5.9 percent in December 2019, BLS reported. Year-over-year, the black jobless rate has markedly improved from[Read More…]